Nancy McDaniel, Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of California Berkeley, will be inducted into the WGCA Hall of Fame on Sunday evening, December 11, 2016. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. McDaniel becomes the 49th member of the WGCA Coaches Hall of Fame.
The founding coach of the University of California, Berkeley women's golf team, McDaniel is in her 22nd season as head coach of the Bears. She has built the program from the bottom up, leading the team to nine NCAA Championships appearances during her career, highlighted by three top five finishes that includes a program-best fourth-place showing in 2004.
Under McDaniel, the Bears have reached the NCAA Regional 17 consecutive seasons, including a first-place finish at the Central Regional in 2003. McDaniel also coached an individual medalist, as Sophia Sheridan won the West Regional in 2005.
During the 2002-03 season, McDaniel directed Cal to a national-best seven tournament titles, including the Bears' first Pac-10 and NCAA regional crowns, propelling them to an all-time best national ranking of No. 2 by Golfstat heading into the NCAA Championships. That year, she earned numerous coaching accolades including WGCA Coach of the Year, LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Coach of the Year, Golfweek Magazine's Coach of the Year, Pac-10 Coach of the Year and WGCA Western Regional Co-Coach of the Year, and was also honored as California's Athletic Alumni Association's Big C Society Coach of the Year.
McDaniel’s players have garnered 21 Pac 10/12 First or Second team selections, 17 All-America honors and 26 All-American Scholar honors, and she coached Cal’s first individual NCAA Champion, Sarah Huarte, in 2004.
About the Women’s Golf Coaches Association
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents nearly 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
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